Long term New Hudson

Published: 07:30AM Mar 1st, 2013
By: Web Editor
I have noted with interest in the last two issues of TCM claims by readers of long term ownership of their motorcycles
Long term New Hudson

In 1956 I purchased my 1915 New Hudson for the sum of £3. Therefore I can claim 57 years of ownership. In 1956/1957 I restored it to the standards of the day, and used it quite intensively, including a lap of the TT course, and three consecutive first class Banbury Run awards. The saddle and I believe the belt are the originals, and are still road legal.

I hope this little snippet is of interest. Incidentally I have one of those 3/6 Wipac plugs, but the centre electrode is not loose.

Thanks for an excellent magazine.




Mike Smetham, via email

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